Two cases of cheating recorded in ongoing JCE


As some secondary students in the country are writing Junior Certificate Exams (JCE), two cases of cheating have been registered so far.

The first case was reported on 1st June in Lilongwe West Education District, an area bordering Mchinji District.

The suspect is 21 year-old Liphet Gambatula who was writing the examinations at Chileka CDSS Cluster Centre. She is a student at God’s Power Private Secondary School based in the area.

“Gambatula was found with a reference material alias “likasa” during a Mathematics paper. She was arrested on the spot and handed over to Namitete Police for prosecution. She was released on police bail and is continuing writing the examination,” Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) said in a statement.

Malawi examsOn 3rd June, another student Joseph Mataya was arrested in Nasawa in Zomba Rural Education district. 23 year-old Mataya is an Open Distance Learning (ODL) candidate in Nasawa and was caught with “likasa” during the writing of Life Skills on Thursday.

The suspect is currently in custody at Namadzi Police Station, awaiting trial.

According to Maneb, the suspect will be charged for possession of unauthorised reference materials which is contrary to MANEB (Conduct of Examinations) Regulations section 29 (7) as read together with MANEB Act section 14 (8).

If found guilty, the culprits will face a maximum of 2 year jail term and/or a fine of K50,000.



  1. 21 years old woman and 23 years old man heee! Anzanu tinakhonza msce ndi 16 years inu makolo mkumalowandi likasa mu life skills ehe kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  2. One is still in police custody while another one is released and is continuinng writing exams but all have the same cases ,how come?Thats symbiosis.

  3. Tiyeni nazo! Pakati ndi kumwera ntchito zanu ndi zomwezo. Hop more same results 2 follow. Best wishes as u continue with likasa

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